After meeting the physical demands of army training and working for two decades in the fitness industry, president of Custom Fitness Concepts Tom Kalka channeled his health and fitness savvy into CFC's training programs. His expert team of personal trainers visits homes and corporate offices to lead patrons in custom workout routines. Furthering fat-burning efforts, educational seminars on conditioning, nutrition, and orchestrating funerals for annihilated calories prime attendees for a salubrious lifestyle shift. CFC instructors also chisel away unwanted fat with a boot-camp series, whose ever-shifting medley of calisthenics and strength training was deemed the country's second-best boot camp in 2008 by Exercise TV.
Since 2006, the exterminators from Recon Pest Control have freed structures from the tyranny of mosquitoes and ticks so inhabitants can enjoy their living spaces nuisance-free. Each Recon visit begins with a free evaluation, wherein a company representative looks around the property and creates a custom plan for treatment—a marked improvement over the one-size-fits-all method of baiting bugs with offers for free drinks.
When dealing with mosquitoes, the process typically includes treatment of trees, shrubs, and deck posts. Before finishing up the job, the technician also recommends methods to prevent future infestations, such as eliminating potential nesting spots and throwing away welcome mats that only send pests mixed signals.
Neither rain, nor wind, nor sleet, nor snow can keep Monarch Lawn Care and Landscape techs from their appointments across northern Virginia. Whether shoveling in the winter, trimming grass in the summer, or rounding up carriers of Lisztomania during fall-concert season, techs carry out calendar-centric services that help homeowners create and maintain their ideal outdoors. Monarch bolsters all its services with a money-back guarantee, and lists handy lawn-care tips online for between-visits maintenance.
With an interest in fine art and a dream of owning his own business, Rick Turner felt like he didn’t quite belong at his job with the federal government. So, in 1973, Rick left his office gig behind and took a risk by opening his own shop. Settling into a quaint historic building, Rick enlisted his sister Lorraine to work in the shop. When the two started feeding large frame mouldings through a back window, they realized they needed a bigger space.
Today, at Turner Framing locations in Sterling and Seneca Square, the certified picture framers preserve children's artwork, needlepoint pieces, photographs, diplomas, and hole-in-one golf balls with museum-quality materials similar to those used in protecting King Tut's vacation photos.
Barrier Termite and Pest chases out creepy-crawlies with a full arsenal of insect-slaying weapons. A friendly, certified technician begins the initial pest-control treatment with a thorough home inspection, peeping into corners, cupboards, and antigravity squash courts to ferret out multilimbed menaces and determine which treatment methods are most appropriate for a particular home. Then, the technician will secure interiors and exteriors with mechanical seals, physical barriers, and monitoring devices that can prevent re-infestation by ants, centipedes, millipedes, crickets, silverfish, roaches, and talking spiders.